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Brennan (#46907880)
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Bio Photo I'm a member of the Brennan clan of Berkeley, CA.

My great-great-grandfather Edward James Brennan was born near Dornoch in Holland Township, Grey County, Ontario, to Patrick and Mary Ann (Jordan) Brennan from near Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, Ireland.

His older brother James and his cousin Margaret Roach moved to California in the 1860s. In 1871 another brother, John, arrived in California, and Edward joined them in 1873. In June 1878, his widowed sister Catherine Craig had taken the R. Knott house in Berkeley and was furnishing it for boarders. By 1886 a younger sister, Elizabeth, had arrived in California and married Evan Gill.

Four siblings remained in Dornoch. The eldest child, Maggie, married George Kohler in in about 1855 and died in 1870. Thomas Brennan, the second eldest son, remained in Dornoch until after his parents' death, at which time he and wife and large family removed to Manitoba. Michael, the next son, married Margaret Patton and died young. Mary, Ed's twin sister, married James Kerley in May 1877; they had no children.

Great great grandfather Brennan's siblings and Brennan, Jordan, Roach, Sullivan, and Priel cousins have scattered through (at least) California, Montana, Nebraska, Manitoba, Illinois, New York, and Washington.

On my mother's side, the surnames include: BRENNAN, REHKER, DEMPSEY, OLBERDING, CURTIS, BIERMAN, JORDAN, TEAGUE, ROACH, MCAVOY,DUNNIGAN. Related family names are O'MARA, SULLIVAN, CREMMEN, KOHLER, CRAIG, GILL, KEENAN, MCCARTNEY, KEYES, MALONE, MULDOON, VASEY, SMYTH, COFFEY, BOYLE, PRIEL, MCGRATH. Some of these are from the Grey County area of Ontario; others are from California, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Manitoba.

On my father's side, the surnames include: HOYT, SULLIVAN, ROBERTSON, GOOGE, CLARK, SANTERFEIT, WALKER, STEWART. Related names are FINCH, LEE, BANKSTON, SELZ, BRIGGS, BOYKIN, PONCHER. These are mostly from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and South Carolina.
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Patrick Dunnigan
It was easier to just delete mine--no problem, these things happen...
Added by RobMinteer57 on Apr 23, 2015 10:49 PM
Bruce Nuckowski
RE: James Brennan grave stone
You are very welcome and you may add the photo to your site. Thank you,Bruce.
Added by Bruce Nuckowski on Apr 19, 2015 5:20 PM
Elizabeth (James) Morris
Thanks so much for this entry. I'm impressed you managed to translate her obituary from Welsh. Can you tell me where you got the information you included on her record that she was sister to William James and aunt to Gad James of Iowa? I believe this to be true, but need some record somewhere to prove it.
Added by TJC on Apr 14, 2015 11:32 PM
Keitha Jenkins Kirk
RE: James Edward Cross
You are most welcomed.

Without looking, James is probably a 5th or 6th cousin. If he isn't any kin to you and you would like to transfer, yes, I would appreciate it.

Added by Keitha Jenkins Kirk on Apr 09, 2015 4:13 AM
Joan of VA
Mary Ann (Scanlon) Gallagher

Thank you for adding the death notice for Mary and the obit for Daniel Gallagher

I added the remarks you made for Mary on her memorial page. I'm sure it will be be very helpful, for those researching this family

I appreciate your help.

Added by Joan of VA on Mar 30, 2015 9:23 AM
Wesley B Wilson
RE: Catherine Craig Shannon
Ok. I found matches for each now. Thanks for the help!

1. William T. Craig - Date of Death March 9, 1931
2. Mabel E. Randall - Date of Death April 7, 1913
3. Catherine Shannon - Date of Death April 21, 1932
4. William F. Craig - Date of Death December 31, 1933
There is not a specific marker for this one.
5. Frances Ruth Craig - Date of Death November 23, 1966
Added by Wesley B Wilson on Mar 01, 2015 12:47 AM
Wesley B Wilson
RE: Catherine Craig Shannon
The one with dates does not match either of these and the other for ME Randall Craig may indeed be for Mabell but there are no legible dates to confirm.
Added by Wesley B Wilson on Feb 28, 2015 10:08 PM
Wesley B Wilson
I have closer photos of each of the 4 markers on that group headstone with Catherine Shannon. I was able to match one in the ancestry on this memorial but could not definitively match the others based on date. Let me know if you'd like me to email them to you.

I can also take a rubbing of these if you need since they are very worn.
Added by Wesley B Wilson on Feb 28, 2015 3:52 PM
Pamela Fowler Sweeney
RE: Aunt Mary on the Gallagher stone
Funny, the other side of the stone reads "Aunt Mary," I wasn't sure who that was so I was hanging on to it until I found out. I added the photo to her stone. The bottom of the other side does read McAvoy.

Added by Pamela Fowler Sweeney on Feb 05, 2015 2:04 PM
re: Clair Gallagher Duplicate
Thanks for making me aware! Have a blessed day.
Added by JM on Feb 04, 2015 5:51 AM
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